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Third spacewalk in 3 weeks at International Space Station

 Spacewalking astronauts doubled as trash men today, heaving an old science experiment and two antennas overboard at the International Space Station.

US astronauts conduct spacewalk to repair ISS
US astronauts conduct spacewalk to repair ISS

A pair of American astronauts stepped outside the International Space Station for a spacewalk to do repairs and upkeep at the orbiting outpost, NASA said.

UFO watching NASA astronauts on ISS spacewalk?
UFO watching NASA astronauts on ISS spacewalk?

A latest NASA video showing a spacewalk outside the International Space Station (ISS) has captured a blurry object behind an astronaut.

NASA wants you to name this free-flying robot
NASA wants you to name this free-flying robot

The US space agency is planning to launch a new free-flying robot to the International Space Station (ISS) in 2017 and the space agency wants you to suggest a name for it.

Earth-observing instrument activated on space station

In a bid to monitor Earth better, NASA has successfully installed and activated its first Earth-observing instrument - the ISS-RapidScat - on the International Space Station (ISS).

NASA calls for proposals for second round of contracts

After awarding contracts to Boeing Co. and SpaceX to ferry American astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS), NASA has called for the next round of contracts for private sector companies to deliver experiments and supplies to the orbiting laboratory.

NASA uses unfair selection method in space taxi project?
NASA uses unfair selection method in space taxi project?

Aerospace company Sierra Nevada Corp has filed a formal protest with the US Government Accountability Office (GAO) over the selection of two American firms by NASA to build and operate space taxis to transport astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS).

SpaceX cargo ship arrives at International Space Station

SpaceX's unmanned Dragon spacecraft arrived at the International Space Station Tuesday with a cargo of supplies, including freeze-dried meals, 20 live lab mice and a 3D printer.

5,000 pounds of scientific cargo on way to ISS

NASA late Sunday sent a SpaceX Dragon spacecraft skyward laden with 5,000 pounds of scientific equipment and supplies destined for use by the crew of the International Space Station (ISS).

SpaceX readies cargo mission to space station
SpaceX readies cargo mission to space station

California-based SpaceX on Friday prepared to launch its Dragon cargo carrier to deliver food and supplies to the International Space Station, but a 50-50 weather forecast threatened to postpone the launch.

NASA to make ISS a perfect Earth-observing platform
NASA to make ISS a perfect Earth-observing platform

In a bid to monitor Earth better, the NASA is adding a number of Earth-observing instruments to the International Space Station (ISS) that will increase the leverage of the space station's unique vantage point in space.

 

UPSC should create ISS on par with IAS/IPS: Kiran Bedi

Former India cricket captain Bishen Singh Bedi on Friday said Union Public Service Commission should create an Indian Sports Service (ISS) on par with IAS/IPS.

NASA screens new vehicle to send astronauts into space

NASA, which spends nearly $71 million for each one-way trip for astronauts to space using the Russian Space Shuttle, is planning for NextGen spacecraft that suits its needs.

ISS astronauts capture stunning photos of Cygnus cargo spacecraft destruction

International Space Station (ISS) astronauts on Wednesday captured stunning photos of Cygnus spacecraft burning up in the atmosphere above Earth`s surface after completing its mission on August 17.

Cygnus cargo ship makes planned re-entry into Earth`s atmosphere

Orbital Sciences Corporation`s unmanned Cygnus cargo ship disintegrated Sunday morning as planned upon spectacular re-entry into Earth`s atmosphere after a month-long resupply mission to the International Space Station (ISS).

Astronaut Alexander Gerst steers Eurobot rover on Earth from space

ESA`s astronaut Alexander Gerst recently drove a car-sized rover from space that could connect astronauts with the vehicles on alien worlds in future.

Cool flames in space to lead better engines on Earth

A new space experiment can change the way humans travel. In a series of trials on board the International Space Station (ISS), researchers have discovered a type of cool-burning flames that could lead to cleaner, more efficient engines for cars.

Russian cargo craft docks with ISS, science satellite fails

A cargo craft successfully docked with the International Space Station, the Russian space agency Roskosmos said on Thursday.

NASA astronauts test free-flying smartphone robots in space

Yes, astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS) have been working with the small free-flying robots since 2011. Now, they believe that these small spherical robots, which are being upgraded with the smartphones, will be able to perform the housekeeping jobs for them.

NASA sends odour-resistant dress for astronauts

NASA has sent an Antares rocket to the International Space Station (ISS) carrying a Cygnus spacecraft stuffed with supplies for astronauts, including odour-resistant exercise clothing.